LITFL Update 022

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Sending you free open-access medical (FOAM) content from around the globe. We keep an eye on all the trends and best articles and share them with you so that you stay on top of your field.

Full-Length Interview with Dr. Sameer Shaikh,a practicing ER and ICU physician in Toronto, Canada on the applications of Artificial Intelligence in the Medical Field.

Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia…the FFFF series is back for 2024 with Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five episode 356

Hypertonic Saline vs Mannitol – The Answer? The perennial debate of which osmotic agent to use to reduce elevated ICP still rages on. Aleks Yartsev of Deranged Physiology, takes us through the pros and cons of each and work out a practical strategy.

Latest updates from the #FOAMed world

Psychiatric access block is a logistic and ethical challenge everyone in an emergency department faces each shift. Casey Parker, over at FIRST10EM, explores the ethics of keeping this patient in the emergency department and gives us food for thought to advocate better for these patients.

A patient presenting with hypothermic cardiac arrest is enough to get us all warmed up. The team at emDOCS took us through the pearls and pitfalls of cutting-edge hypothermic cardiac arrest management.

Anton Helman is back with another smashing quit-hits episode covering button ingestion, fibrinogen in trauma and how to manage C-diff in the ED.

Elliot Sprague is an internist known for his unique perspective on healthcare and his remarkable journey through a recent health challenge. In this episode, Elliot reflects on the shock of being diagnosed with a metastatic malignancy and how it changed his life. He discusses the impact of being present, engaged, and honest with patients, and how it has positively influenced his own well-being.


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Emergency nurse with ultra-keen interest in the realms of toxicology, sepsis, eLearning and the management of critical care in the Emergency Department | LinkedIn |

BA MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM. Emergency physician, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.  Passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | Twitter |

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